What Matters to Student Success
The College of Education, Division of Student Affairs and Office of the Provost presented What Matters to Student Success at the College of Education Dean's Symposium on FAU Boca Raton campus. Welcome and introductions by Dean Valerie J. Bristor and Provost Gary Perry were followed by keynote speaker George Kuh's presentation. Following were two panel discussions, one with FAU students and one with FAU faculty. Video links to Kuh's presentation are on the College of Education website at www.coe.fau.edu. Three videos cover the entire event: Keynote, Faculty Panel and Student Panel.
George Kuh is Adjunct Research Professor of Education Policy at the University of Illinois and Chancellor's Professor of Higher Education Emeritus at Indiana University. He is a renowned prolific writer and presenter on topics related to institutional improvement, college student engagement, assessment strategies and campus cultures. The Chronicle of Higher Education described George as a "towering figure" who "really launched the field of assessment of institutional quality."
DIRECT LINKS TO VIDEOS:
FACULTY PANEL https://vimeo.com/108896688
STUDENT PANEL https://vimeo.com/108897026
Help FAU Mash the Monarchs in the Battle of the Blues!
FAU is battling Conference USA rival Old Dominion University to see which school's recent graduates can show the most school spirit through donations to their alma mater. The challenge runs from October 1 through November 15, and the results will be announced at the November 29 home football game against ODU. The losing school's mascot will be forced to wear a T-shirt supporting the winning team at the game. We can't let Owlsley down!
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Be True Blue to FAU and help defeat ODU by making your gift today at fauf.fau.edu/alumnichallenge. Then, tell your friends about the Battle of the Blues by using the hashtag #TrueBlueFAU. Every gift counts!
FAU Professor Chosen as Fulbright Alumni Ambassador
Eileen Ariza has been chosen as a Fulbright Alumni Ambassador. The Fulbright Scholar Program has expanded their outreach efforts to the higher education community by engaging Fulbright Scholar alumni. Ambassadors are selected competitively to present information on their Fulbright experience at campus workshops, academic conferences and other venues. They also play an important role in promoting Fulbright grants to other faculty and administrators and raising the visibility of the program nationally. Her involvement in Fulbright programs include a Fulbright award as García Robles scholar at La Universidad de las Americas in Mexico; Senior Specialist Roster Reviewer; Fulbright Ambassador; Fulbright Peer Reviewer; and candidate on the Fulbright Specialist Roster.
Happy Hour Carts Rolling Out at the Financial Aid Office
It's not hard to understand why the queue is so long at the Office of Student Financial Aid. The cost of a college education is on the rise while state and federal support becomes increasingly hard to obtain. As a result, students are accustomed to standing in long lines while they wait to speak with their financial aid counselors. The staff members in the office are trying their hardest to make it a pleasant experience. The friendly smiles of the "happy hour carts" welcome the students as they wait for their turn at the front of the line. FAU's Financial Aid staff members are committed to providing our students with excellent service and positive experiences.